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First LR-kill: 415 yards

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Unread 04-26-2004, 05:43 AM
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First LR-kill: 415 yards

Recently got my first LR-kill. Desided to go for a small target. Dont know the english name, but the size of it is about a duck. Measured 415 yards. My first LR-shot. 40 grs. v-max in 22-250 with a Zeiss Conquest 6,5-20x50 - bipod. One-shot, direct hit. Vind was straight in front to me.

Incredible fun and satisfying that the ballistic chart did in fact match the clicks at that range.

[ 04-26-2004: Message edited by: SakoVarmint ]
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Unread 04-26-2004, 12:31 PM
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Re: First LR-kill: 415 yards

Good show!!

You realise of course, the addiction of the discipline has a greater hold now than ever before!

Again, congrats, and shoot well.

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Unread 04-26-2004, 01:12 PM
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Re: First LR-kill: 415 yards

just an interesting side not, I found that the JBM ballistics calculater was out by 2moa at 600m the other day...
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Unread 04-28-2004, 12:23 PM
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Re: First LR-kill: 415 yards

Congrats on your shot! The distance you mentioned caused me to think again about my elk hunt this past November. I hunt with a specialty handgun (Rem. XP-100) in 7.82 Patriot. With the use of Leica rangefinder, Exbal software, chronograph, with a 180 grain SGK @ 2785 FPS from the muzzle, I was able to make a clean shot on a cow elk @ 416 yards. I was prone shooting off my pack, with my hunting buddy Steve Hugel right behind me spotting for me. It is not my longest shot on an elk with a specialty handgun, but my most satisfying one.
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